Game of life: Former Oklahoma State QB Mike Arnold formed Dolphin Swim Team
Arnold, a standout at Enid, was a Vietnam veteran. He started the Dolphin Swim Team, a club for people with special needs.
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Happy Birthday on Tuesday to these athletes with Oklahoma ties:
*St. Louis Cardinals outfielder and former Oklahoma State and Stillwater High star Matt Holliday turns 33.
*Cam Severson, who played for the Oklahoma City Blazers during the 1998-99 season, celebrates No. 35.
*Former Haskell High and NFL player LeShon Johnson turns 42.
*Local trading card dealer Mike DeGarmo has scheduled a card and memorabilia show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Biltmore Hotel, 401 S. Meridian. Detroit Lions receiver and former Sooner Ryan Broyles will sign autographs from 1 to 3 p.m. for $15. There is no admission charge to attend the show.
*An auction house expects six-figure bids when it sells a rare 148-year-old baseball card discovered at a yard sale in rural Maine.
Saco River Auction Co. in Biddeford says a man found the card by chance in a photo album he bought in Baileyville, on the Canadian border. It's not the same as a modern baseball card. Instead, it's a photograph of the Brooklyn Atlantics amateur baseball club mounted on a card.
Saco River manager Troy Thibodeau says he's aware of only two such cards in existence, the other at the Library of Congress. Saco River sold a rare 1888 card of Hall of Fame baseball player Michael “King” Kelly last summer for $72,000. Thibodeau expects the Brooklyn Atlantics card to fetch at least $100,000 at its Feb. 6 auction.
*Betty Binyon Lewis was president of the Women's Athletic Association while attending Oklahoma State. The softball and field hockey player went on to teach at Vinita and Blanchard. She coached basketball, softball and volleyball during a 37-year career. Binyon-Lewis died at age 79.
*Attorney Charles Casey coached YMCA flag football and girls softball at Roosevelt Elementary School in Ponca City. Casey was a civic leader who raised funds for several organizations, including the Y. The Korean War veteran died at age 80.
*Michael Heggen, 51, lost a battle with cancer. The Oklahoma City resident once excelled in gymnastics — performing the iron cross on rings — and boxing.
*Nancy Morton, a coach's wife, died at age 60 after a battle with breast cancer. Morton, whose husband David built track and cross country powerhouses at Bishop McGuinness High School, once worked at Pacer Health and Fitness Center.
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